Security agents have arrested Hajiya
Morufat Obanikoro, ex-Minister of
Defence Musiliu Obanikoro’s wife. Her arrest followed intelligence
sharing by the Department of State
Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mrs. Obanikoro was picked up over
the ongoing investigation of her
husband, who is wanted for the
N4.745bn slush funds he got from
the former NSA, Sambo Dasuki. The funds were traced to Obanikoro,
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose,
former Osun State Deputy Governor
Iyiola Omisore and three companies
with links to Omisore.
Mrs. Obanikoro, who was transferred by the DSS to the EFCC, was later released by the agency after a bail.
Her international passport was
impounded. Sources said her bail is
with the condition of surety support of a landed property owner in Lagos. She was told to return on Monday for interrogation.
According to sources, Mrs. Obanikoro arrived in the country last weekend from the United States. It was learnt that she was arrested
by the DSS in Lagos while she was
sorting documents for her husband. A source said:
“We got a report that Mrs. Obanikoro had sneaked into the
country from the United States. After
the confirmation of her travel log, an alert was issued to all security
“Following intelligence sharing with
the EFCC, the operatives of the DSS
arrested her in Lagos with some
documents relating to the probe of
the N4.745billion slush funds from
Another source revealed that Mrs.
Obanikoro’s arrest was the right
move because “some of the funds
under investigation were wired into
her company, which is called
MOB. She needs to explain to this commission what job she did to
deserve such remittance into her